Month: November 2014

Fisher Taylor-Gaunt accepting musical theatre submissions

Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions is offering four writing teams the opportunity to develop their musicals.  Each successful musical will receive a week’s worth of development in Spring 2015, culminating in a 30-minute showcase in a Central London venue. Each successful musical will be paired with an established industry director to help develop it alongside the writers.  …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 28 November 2014

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date). Opportunities are now grouped into three sections: 1) Opportunities with Deadlines; 2) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline); and 3) Workshops and Events. Opportunities with deadlines: Full-day Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Fin Kennedy …

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BFI Academy residential for film writers aged 16-19

ARE YOU AGED 16-19? ARE YOU PASSIONATE AND COMMITTED ABOUT WRITING FOR FILM? Then the BFI Film Academy Residential Programme in Screenwriting is for you! The BFI are looking for 25 of the most talented and committed young writers from across the UK to take part in an intensive and exciting residential training programme that …

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IdeasTap workshop – how to produce an evening of short plays

Head to IdeasTap HQ to meet Ugly Sister Productions (As of 2015 to be known as The Story Project), a new writing theatre company headed up by Esther Jane Shepherd and Julia McShane. They are responsible for The Story Project – a large project where they collaborate with writers, directors, and actors to make ten brand new …

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Sky Arts – Scholarships of £30k available for emerging talent including playwrights!

(Note: this opportunity is open to playwrights but not TV/ Film scripts) Sky Academy invites IdeasTap members to apply for one of five £30,000 Arts Scholarships (€38,000). These life-changing bursaries, which include a programme of expert mentoring, allow each scholar to focus exclusively on their creative practice for an entire year. Get ready to give …

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Calling all film makers! IdeasTap £10K Film Fund accepting applications

Filmmakers! IdeasTap are offering £10K to fund the production of a short film of any genre. The only restriction is that they are looking for film makers who have at least one short film under their belt. The length of the film can be anything up to 25 minutes.  They will issue the cash by the …

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IdeasTap offering places on film development workshop with SAI/Working Title

The Screen Arts Institute (SAI) is offering 10 IdeasTap members a free place at a one-day story development workshop here at IdeasTap HQ. Places on this workshop usually cost £179. The workshop will be held on Thursday 18 December from 10.30-5.30. You must be able to attend this date to apply. The workshop is designed to …

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Vertical Line accepting scripts for young audiences

Vertical Line is inviting writers to submit a brief or 10 pages from a full length script made for 10 year olds. Selected plays will be performed at Little Line Up, a new writing event for young audiences. The performance will take place on 17 January 2015 at a Greenwich Theatre as a matinee performance …

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Vertical Lines holding a writer response night

Writers are invited to go to a performance of ‘Fear in a Handful of Dust’ at COG Arts at 3pm on December 7th on a pay what you can  basis. You then write your response and submit it to scripts@verticallinetheatre.co.uk Selected scripts will be performed on 16 December 2014 at COG Arts at 8pm. Book …

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